|Carol Smokler - 13-Aug-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Carol Smokler, a psychologist and philanthropist who greatly contributed to the New Orleans relief effort, was interviewed by Jayne Guberman on August 13th, 2007. A long-time activist for Jewish causes, she has worked with Hillel, the Federation, UJC, the JCC and others, in addition to raising three children in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This interview focuses on her extensive work with the Emergency Relief Committee on Katrina aid, particularly their community partnerships and the decision-making p...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Anecdotes; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Bush; George W. (George Walker); 1946-; Philanthropy; Psychology; Hillel Foundation; Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston; Emergency response; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); White House Administrative Office (U.S.); Second Harvest (Organization); Sinai Temple (New Orleans; La.); Astrodome (Houston; Tex.); Post-traumatic stress disorder; Mitzvah Corps; Avi Chai Foundation; Tulane University; FEMA Emergency Management Institute; AEPi; YMCA; Mental health counseling; Rabbis; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; CJF; Hillel Foundation; JCC; Soviet Union; Disaster relief; Chabad Lubavitch (Organization); Search and rescue operations; Angel Flight; Inc. (airlift relief group); National Organization for Jewish Family Services; Jewish Funders Network; MAZON (Jewish hunger relief organization)
|Carol Wise - 8-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Carol Wise, a real estate agent and fundraiser for Jewish causes, was interviewed on July 8th, 2007, by Rosalind Hinton. The interview focuses on her experiences of displacement during Hurricane Katrina and her changing ideas of community after she returned home, particularly the heightened importance of Jewish community survival in New Orleans. Her contributions to the rebuilding effort included installing playgrounds and restarting a child care program, Success By 6, with the United Way...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive (Brookline; Mass.); Jewish Community Center; Shopping malls; Hurricane Katrina; 2005; Reimer; Gail Twersky; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Jewish identity; United Way; Nagin; Ray; 1956-; AmeriCorps (U.S.); Rotary Club; UJC; United Jewish Appeal; Mardi Gras (Festival); Hadassah; the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Hillel Foundation; National College of Education (Evanston; Ill.); Korean War; 1950-1953; Integration; Racial; Exodus 1947 (Ship); JCC; Hurricane protection; Success by Six Initiative (Vt.); Real estate agents; Tulane University; Sophie Newcombe Preparatory School; Nancy Sternoff; Women’s Professional Council; Jewish education
|Julie Wise Oreck - 2-July-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Julie Wise Oreck, a ‘fifth-generation Louisiana Jew’ and philanthropist, was interviewed on July 2, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. The wife of Marshall Oreck, an executive at the Oreck vacuum corporation, she has served on the boards of many Jewish organizations, particularly those supporting Israel advocacy, youth causes, and education. Displaced from her home by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Houston with her mother and two daughters, where they stayed in a hotel for weeks...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Christmas tree; Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.); Jewish Community Center; Haggadah; United Jewish Appeal; United Jewish Communities; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; AIPAC; Orthodox Judaism; Holocaust; Manor, Ehud Anecdotes; Intifada, 2000-; Andover (Academy); Natural disasters; SPCA; Levees; Tulane University; Fundraising; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Chabad; Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-; Hillel Foundation; National Council of Jewish Women; Lee, Spike; Flood insurance claims; Superdome (New Orleans, La.); Child care; Serotta, Edward; Hebrew University (Jerusalem); Maccabiah Games; Reconstructionist Judaism; Suicide; Levees; Reform Judaism; Abivale; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Otzma; Israeli media; Torah Academy, New Orleans; Tikkun olam; Lion of Judah conferences; National Young Leadership Cabinet; Israel and Overseas Pillar (organization); Beit Shemesh; fear of rape; Jewish Endowment; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; Julie Wise Oreck